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Sustainability and Cycling
Author/s: Donatella Stefania Privitera 
Year:  2014 Issue: 111 Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 108-127 FullText PDF:  112 KB
DOI:  10.3280/ASUR2014-111005
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The challenge of rapidly growing urban populations in spatially very limited areas affects not only residential housing construction. It also relates to urban infrastructure and services. We therefore determine new mobility needs, met mainly by private means, with implications in terms of congestion and air pollution. Sustainable mobility is a priority intervention. The paper proposes the debate on sustainable transport policy into direct confrontation with the embodied practice of cycling in urban areas.
Keywords: Planning policy; sustainable mobility; cycling; health benefits.

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Donatella Stefania Privitera, Sustainability and Cycling in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 111/2014, pp. 108-127, DOI:10.3280/ASUR2014-111005


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